Pentax 6x7 shutter dial doesn't click


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Nov 28, 2011
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I recently bought a Pentax 6x7 with the TTL prism. T

he shutter speed dial rotates smoothly without clicking at the different shutter speeds. I thought this was just a characteristic of this older camera but apparently not?

The speeds also get progressively further from the markings as well. Like, if I want to shoot at 1/250, I have to turn it between 1/250 and 1/125. If it's off, the mirror will cock up and it will ruin the frame.

Does anyone know what might be the issue? Everything else about the camera works fine, and the shutter speeds are accurate once you learn where to turn the dial. It's just these two things.

Is there anywhere I could send it?
I couldn't tell you what's going on with it, but you can contact this guy: Home and see if he can do something. I know the website looks a bit low-rent, but he's got a good reputation, and he took good care of my K1000 when it was time for a CLR. Prices are good.
Yes, something is wrong. It should "click" into each speed setting as you turn the dial.

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